best drive clone tool?

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  1. Bolter01

    Bolter01 Member

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    Want to install new C drive SSD. Have in the past used the Samsung software, however it only works with Samsung drives.
    So, advice on best drive clone software (for operating system transfer)?


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  2. AstinGC90

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    I like Paragon for bootable versions but I think macrium make a free version you can run in windows.
     
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  3. Arctic_Silver08

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    Rawcopy
     
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    whatever the ssd manufacturer provides should work.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'm a big fan of using dd, if you have another machine you can use to clone or boot from a LiveIso. Block copying might be excessive but I like doing that, instead of messing with imager software.

    You would want to be comfortable identifying disks in a Linux boot but I lean toward booting a live CD / USB and imaging with dd.

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    dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=16384k status=progress
    Hopefully I'm not going too far over the intent here. :) Example above has if= being your source disk and of= being your output / destination drive. Gparted or similar utilities are handy for having a gui to quickly confirm proper disks.
     
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    Download page is returning a 403:Forbidden error for that one.

    Any of the decent Cloning software is fine. I use Acronis TrueImage (basically coz I have a free license for it.) Standard version of that is $48.99. Paragon's Hard Drive Manager is $75. Or there are several free cloning tools Uncle Google can uncover. Macrium Reflect as mentioned above (if you can get the website to work. Paragon do a basic freebie: https://www.paragon-software.com/free/br-free/#features

    I also think the paranoia about having to clone the drive from a bootable disk belongs to yesteryear. We've come a fair way since the Windows 98 days, when everything shat itself at the slightest provocation. Cloning the drive using software within Windows is quite fine nowadays.
     
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  8. Speaker4TheDead

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    call me old fashioned.. but Clonezilla is still the gold standard for me..
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    yep I've used this once ( normally stick to samsung to samsung ) and it worked great for a bootable drive. Old 5200 RPM HDD to a SATA SSD
     
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    I use mini part partition tool really nice simple interface and works well.
     
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    I would have to say clonezilla. You can do whole disk clone or partition clone. I used this when I used to split 1 HDD into 2 partitions, one for the OS and the the other for games and programs.
     
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    dd.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies guys, cheers o7
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Yeah certainly the sammy tool makes me want to stick with samgsung drives just for complete ease. But anyways, gotta go where the performance is.
     
  17. Arctic_Silver08

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    Ok so you guys using Macrium Reflect, can you copy to a smaller disk? Say 500GB (200GB used) to 300GB (300GB free)?

    I just tried this then and it wouldn't let me saying the target disk insufficient space.

    Roadkills RawCopy worked.
     
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    ill havta try that
    i used it today to clone a 128 to a 128, took 4 minutes
    & i suck at cloning
    ill test it out.
     
  19. Arctic_Silver08

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    Cool, I'm trying it again after doing some jiggery pokery with the partition sizes, I had about 20GB free on the C:\ where I could shrink it and give enough "free space" for the system reserve partition... Cloning now, will see how it goes.
     
  20. Groff

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    Don't do a straight clone...
    Drag the partition/s from your source drive to the destination drive and it fits accordingly.
     

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